I have visited Alaska twice in my lifetime,1986,and back again in 2004, both times by motor home. 1986 trip was 5 weeks and 11,000 miles round trip and did not stay more than one night at the same place. 2004 trip was more leisurely,up the inside passage on the ferry and still about the same mileage but was 10 weeks.
I am familiar with the area you speak of, but did not do any fishing there. As I recall the Copper River seemed to me anyway,
pretty violent and fast. Do you fish from a boat or from shore?
In 2004 there was a jolly old gent just off the Richardson Highway, near Copper Center, known as the Alaskan knife man. Charles (Chuck) Bowen, I have one of his custom made knives,made from I believe, Derlin steel (spelling) and Dall Sheep horn handle, paid $160 bucks for it, back then that was a lot of money for me anyway to pay for a knife. Chuck passed away in 2010 . Charles Bowen, 70, Copper Center, Alaska | Obituaries | lmtribune.com
Sounds like a great adventure and a fun trip, what kind of fish do you catch,I suppose salmon would be one species? How many fish do you bring home?
I have often said that if I ever returned to Alaska again I would head straight for Valdez,and sit there and wait for the salmon to come into the bay,then go fishing. Age caught up with me so that's not going to happen.
Have fun and safe adventure